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This time last year, William Unterborn and Michael Miglietta were unemployed World of Science Inc. managers wondering whether they would ever work in their respective fields again. Unterborn, 40, had jump-started World of Science’s e-commerce site, later posting $650,000 in ...

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KEEPING COUNT: On Jan. 22, the SUNY College at Brockport Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “IRS Record Keeping.” Participants will discover how record keeping provides an organized method for capturing every legal deduction. It will take ...

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Programmers find success on the Web

When high school buddies Mark Burmeister and Jeffrey Keith started SavingLots.com Inc., they had not envisioned paying for products out of their own pockets. “We had our first order from Washington for $600 and we had to pay for it ...

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FIRST STEPS: On Jan. 16, the U.S. Small Business Administration and its partner, Service Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 23, will offer a workshop called “Small Business Start-up & Survival.” It will cost $35 and take place from 9 a.m. ...

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Eatery finds welcome on West Main

The up-and-coming West Main Street business area spurred two restaurateurs to open an eatery and catering service there. “The area is what inspired us for the idea,” says David Utz, owner of Cravings, located at 158 W. Main St. Utz ...

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An entry in electric-guitar history

Electric-guitar players can be fussy individuals. Once they outgrow the ax they played in the basement when they were teen-agers, some guitar players spend most of their lives on quests for the perfect instrument. For some, the quest is simply ...

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FROM THE TOP: On Jan. 16, the U.S. Small Business Administration and its resource partner, Service Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 23, will present an all-day workshop titled “Small Business Startup & Survival.” It will take place from 9 a.m. ...

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Thriving without too much growth

When the Rochester Business Journal first profiled Bruce Zaretsky Landscaping Inc. in 1996, owner and president Bruce Zaretsky said that he did not ever see his business more than doubling in size. Looking today at a firm twice the size ...

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START-UP RESOURCE PROGRAM: Disabled, female and minority business owners have until Dec. 31, 2001, to apply for aid through the Start-Up Resource Program. Selected businesses can receive up to 30 hours of free service in areas such as advertising and ...

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Not just another E.R. Italian restaurant

Drive past Pasghetti’s restaurant on Main Street in East Rochester and one cannot help but notice orange walls through large and inviting storefront windows. While orange might seem strange at first, somehow it fits in with the clean, black-and-white exterior ...

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START-UP RESOURCE PROGRAM: Disabled, female and minority business owners have until Dec. 31, 2001, to apply for aid through the Start-Up Resource Program. Selected businesses can receive up to 30 hours of free service in areas such as advertising and ...

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Finding art to fit a corporate vision

Nancy Esmay and Patricia Fishman like to dress up walls. As partners at Esmay Fine Art, Esmay, 65, and Fishman, 45, specialize in corporate art consulting. The firm started in 1968 as the Shoestring Gallery Ltd. Both women in August ...

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START-UP RESOURCE PROGRAM: Disabled, female and minority business owners have until Dec. 31, 2001, to apply for aid through the Start-Up Resource Program. Selected businesses can receive up to 30 hours of free service in areas such as advertising and ...

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COMPENSATION MOTIVATION: On Dec. 11, Rewarding Solutions will present a RochesterTraining.com session called “Sales Incentive Plans: Tips on How to Design the Right Pay Plan for Your Sales Force” from 8:30 a.m. to 11 at 55 St. Paul St. The ...

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Consigning old furniture to a new shop

A career in fashion and discriminating taste has helped Peggy Growney launch a successful high-end furniture consignment business. “Fashion was fun, but I was ready to leave it behind,” says Growney, who opened Windsor Cottage nearly three months ago at ...

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